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Society & Solitude #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #7
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 32
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe and Amarillo hops from the Pacific Northwest...

(Beer added by: goldenM13 on 08-10-2013)
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Treebs

Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2L growler served in a HF becher glass. Huge thanks to kevanb for the share.

A: Pours a semi-clear golden yellow color with a nice one finger thick white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap that leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Sweet malts with a nice grassy undertone. Nice berry bit with a tropical fruitiness to it.

T: Wow, what a fruit explosion. Just simcoe and amarillo? Tons of mango, pear and lemon peel with a light grassy bitterness. Biscuit malt sweetness to round it all out. Really nice.

M: Light bodied with a nice, medium carbonation level. Sweet and fruity finish.

O: Super fruity and delicious. I really enjoyed this one and being a big fan of Amarillo really put this one in my wheelhouse.

Serving type: growler

09-06-2013 01:37:00 | More by Treebs
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Quackus

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-05-2013 14:04:04 | More by Quackus
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Saltee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-02-2013 22:57:06 | More by Saltee
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-01-2013 04:38:47 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-30-2013 10:24:40 | More by chippo33
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-29-2013 23:11:44 | More by tom10101
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2013 14:11:06 | More by xnicknj
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Willytee3

New York

4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very slightly hazy delicious golden orange, a with few floaties in the glass and a single stream of bubbles. Nice just off white 2 finger head reduces quickly to a foamy bubbly collar with good lace.
Smells exotic with tropical fruits, loads of mango, touch of pineapple or star fruit. A dank pine and candy malt base with some grapefruit citrus and hint of spice.

Loads of soft fruits up front maybe not as much as the nose would suggest. Mango and grapefruit. Increadebly well balanced as most Hill Farmsteads are. A nice hops bitter comes through in the middle and gives a little snappy balance to the soft fruits. The snap is a bit dry and lingers into a grapefruit skin finish. Candy malts and pine become more apparent as the beer warms. Not a hint of alchohol cmes through.
Feel is soft and luxurious overall with a dry snappy hop balance just the right amount of carbonation in this medium to full body beer.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2013 04:08:19 | More by Willytee3
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-28-2013 00:16:51 | More by InebriatedJoker
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-27-2013 19:11:46 | More by HRamz3
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xenjoiii

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-27-2013 14:59:50 | More by xenjoiii
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slightly better hop presence in the smell in my opinion.

Serving type: growler

08-26-2013 15:11:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-26-2013 14:30:39 | More by HopsintheSack
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-25-2013 08:52:22 | More by nrbw23
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-25-2013 06:36:34 | More by drewone
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-25-2013 05:49:16 | More by jegross2
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-25-2013 05:01:54 | More by OleDixie
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Wowcoolman

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-24-2013 22:47:31 | More by Wowcoolman
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-24-2013 22:38:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-24-2013 19:33:44 | More by Beeranator
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2013 19:33:25 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-24-2013 17:42:48 | More by DIPAFAN
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Second time having this beer this week. Thanks to jayhawk73 and starrdogg for the generous share.

The beer is mostly clear and appears a light golden color. Towering white head that leaves copious lacing on the glass. The aroma brings hops, slightly sweet citrus, sourdough bread, biscuits. Like the Nelson Sauvin, this beer is remarkably smooth. Hop character abounds with minimal bitterness. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Another great hoppy brew from Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: growler

08-24-2013 04:48:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-23-2013 21:58:10 | More by Bilco
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OptionParalysis

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-23-2013 18:26:18 | More by OptionParalysis
Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.